Writing competitions are a great way to strengthen your research and writing skills...and perhaps even win a cash prize! If you have any questions about the contests below, please contact Katie Rolfes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law Annual Law Student Writing Competition for 2014-2015 - Submission deadline is May 15, 2015.
The International Association of Defense Counsel's 2015 Legal Writing Contest - Submission deadline is May 15, 2015.
First Annual Public-Interest Essay Competition sponsored by University of Pennsylvania Law Review. Submission deadline is June 22, 2015.
2015 ITT Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize. Submission deadline is July 1, 2015.
Warren E. Burger Prize Writing Competition sponsored by the American Inns of Court - Submission postmarked no later than July 1, 2015.
2015 Tannenwald Writing Competition - Submission deadline is July 1, 2015.
2015 James E. Beckley Securities Arbitration and Law Competition - Submission deadline is September 18, 2015.
Fifth Annual International Humanitarian Law Student Writing Competition - Submission deadline is October 7, 2015.
The Expert Institute's Legal Blog Writing Competition - Submission deadline is December 31, 2015.
The ABA Student Law Division also maintains a list of writing and essay contests on its website.